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The Department of Educational Leadership is committed to helping you guide future generations through leadership roles in K-12 education in Texas and beyond. Our programs include master’s and doctorate degree plans as well as principal and superintendent preparation programs.

Addressing the needs of a diverse range of students, we offer course delivery modes that are mindful of your time, geographic and economic considerations. Most coursework is now fully online, while some certification courses incorporate onsite learning to satisfy state requirements for principal and superintendent preparation programs.

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Educational Leadership :: Welcome from the Department Head

Dr. Nate Templeton

Welcome from the Department Head

The Department of Educational Leadership graduates more than 200 students each year and is one of the largest administrator preparation programs in the state. Faculty utilizes a variety of innovative teaching processes to reach a diversified student population across the state.

Texas A&M University-Commerce has one of the highest graduation rates among Texas public institutions for doctoral programs. The Department of Educational Leadership ranks near the top in Texas in the preparation of K-12 Principals and Superintendents. Our programs are designed for the working practitioner while holding to the highest standards of scholarship and professionalism.

Dr. Nate Templeton
Interim Department Head and Associate Professor
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Educational Leadership :: Explore Our Programs

Explore Our Programs

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Educational Administration (EDD)

The Doctor of Education degree in Educational Administration emphasizes K-12 public school administration. This program is one of the only online doctoral programs in the state.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Online
Duration

4 Years

Foreign Language

None

Delivery 100% Online
Total Credit Hours

60 Hours

Thesis Requirements

Dissertation required

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Educational Administration (MED)

The Master of Educational Administration allows students the ability to become great administors as well as knowledgeable principles. Students will learn skills in leadership, financial and administrative.

Where It Is Offered Online
Duration

1-1.5 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery 100% Online
Total Credit Hours

30 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Principal Certification

The Principal Certification program is designed for potential principals, assistant principals, administrators of curriculum and instruction, and all school administrators holding a position below that of superintendent.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Online
Duration

1 Year

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Online
Total Credit Hours

21 Hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Superintendent Certification

The Superintendent Certification program will equip you for key administrative roles. The program includes a practicum where you will put theory into practice as you work closely with your mentor/site supervisor in active leadership situations.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Online
Duration

1-1.5 Years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery 100% Online
Total Credit Hours

15 Hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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STUDENT Resources

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the master’s degree in educational technology leadership offered online?

Yes, our program is offered completely online.

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How do I apply for financial aid?

First complete and return the Free Application for Student Financial Aid to the Department of Education. Second check with the school’s financial aid department to complete any required documentation. Then complete and return all required forms to the financial aid office of the particular college/university.

For more information, visit How to Apply for Financial Aid.

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When will my application be reviewed for Admission?

Applications are reviewed as they are received. Depending on the time of year, it takes approximately one month to process an application. However, once the application deadline has passed, applications will be reviewed somewhat more quickly.

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How many students are normally accepted into each program? What is the rate of acceptance?

There is no limit in the acceptance rate. Applicants are accepted or rejected based upon their credentials.

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What are the Department of Educational Leadership beliefs?

  • We believe faculty lead by example.
  • We believe department success is directly attributable to individual program quality and competitiveness.
  • We believe that high-quality programs are achieved through faculty expectations that instill academic rigor, specific measurable outcomes, student accountability and deliberate evaluation and feedback.
  • We believe that faculty have a major role in mentoring student entry into the ranks of academia.

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What is the Department of Educational Leadership vision?

The Department of Educational Leadership at A&M-Commerce envisions exemplary programs that challenge highly qualified students to excel in their respective disciplines and careers through engagement in a rigorous and transformative learning environment linking theory to practice while expanding the knowledge base of the learner, the profession and the respective academic discipline.

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What is the Department of Educational Leadership mission?

The Department of Educational Leadership at A&M-Commerce prepares graduates for teaching, service and leadership roles in a variety of educational, business, governmental and industrial contexts.

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Can I check my admission status?

You can check your admission status online through our My Leo system.

Just click on “Registration/Student Information Access”. Enter your Student I.D. number (Social Security Number). Your initial PIN number will be your six-digit birth date (MMDDYY). You will be asked to change this PIN number to another six digit number.

Under “Student Records” click on “Application Status”. Select the term for which you have applied.

Note: If departmental approval is the only missing item, all documents have been received and the file is with the department for review and recommendation.

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Educational Leadership :: Contact

Contact Us

  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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